Broker post-license webinar less than 2 weeks away

July 28 and 29 are the last scheduled dates until October for the Broker Post-license Applied Real Estate Practices 15-hour webinar, so don’t let your summer slip away, register today!
If you are a broker who was licensed after Feb. 1, 2014, you must complete the 30 hours of post-license course work required by the state of Illinois before April 30, 2016 to renew your license.
About the course:
Lynn Madison, one of the top instructors in Illinois, will lead this two-day webinar from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CDT July 28-29, 2015. Broker Post-license Applied Real Estate Practices accompanies the Broker Post-license Topics course which is available in home study from IAR’s Licensing & Training Center. Register for both courses through the IAR website: Step 6 “Complete the Required 30 Hours of Post-license Training.”
Within two business days of completing this webinar, you will need to schedule (not complete) your proctored exam. Click here for approved proctor locations.
The IAR Licensing & Training Center is your trusted source for state-approved real estate licensing and continuing education courses. If you have questions about this or other IAR courses, please call 800-752-3274 or e-mail

CIPS designation could be one reason demand for course is high

With a July 17 deadline looming, less than 10 spots are available for REALTORS® to register for “Global Real Estate: Local Markets,” the six-hour CE elective (RB7005-564001070) scheduled for July 22 in Downers Grove.

The prerequisite course for the CIPS designation can be the start of valuable growth for REALTORS® who want to work successfully with international investors. Alex Ruggieri, CCIS, CIPS and Rose Price, CIPS are encouraging REALTORS® to pursue the designation. Watch their video.

The CIPS designation is for REALTORS® from the United States and abroad who want to develop their international real estate business. The class is a prerequisite for all other CIPS courses and it offers an overview of international brokerage, including capital flow, currencies, government regulations, cultural considerations and how to network, market and sell at the global level. U.S. members who complete the course will receive elective credit toward the ABR and CRS designation.

Six hours of CE elective and lunch are included in the $150 registration fee.

REALTORS® should consider this 7-hour appraiser CE

The Illinois Coalition of Appraisal Professionals (ICAP) is offering a one-day seminar which has been approved for 7 hours of Appraiser CE in Illinois and Missouri and is also relevant for REALTORS®.

Sessions are being held in southern, central and northern Illinois in June, July and August. The appraisal topics presented in these sessions are relevant for REALTORS® as well as appraisers.Speakers will cover FNMA and appraisal review, regression analysis used for adjusting comps, USDA residential lending program, market overview and an update on compliance and communications issues for appraisals.

Early online registration is recommended, but if space is still available, you may also register after the online deadline by calling in the ICAP office at 312-616-9403. Lunch is also included.

As an added bonus, non-member seminar registrants will also receive pro-rated ICAP Member Benefits from July to Dec. 31, 2015. To view the schedule, location, speakers and registration details, please visit

This seminar is NOT acceptable for USPAP credit. ICAP enforces the 100% attendance requirements as mandated by the State of Illinois and the AQB. This program was developed by ICAP and ICAP is solely responsible for its content.

Spaces still available for next week’s NAR Tech Edge conference in Arlington Heights

REALTORS® can still register for next Thursday’s NAR Tech Edge conference at the Metropolis Ballroom in Arlington Heights.

For $59, IAR members can learn how web-based and mobile technologies can benefit their business and their clients. Topics include: content strategy, Facebook, digital identity, social media, portable technology, mobile marketing and photography.  Registration is $89 for non-members.

This high-energy event is a joint effort of the National Association of REALTORS® and the North Shore-Barrington Association of REALTORS®. It includes 13 expert presenters.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., while the program runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lunch is included.

Only one day left for Managing Brokers to renew, so organize and allow extra time

With the 11:59 p.m. April 30 deadline looming for Managing Brokers to renew their licenses, those who haven’t completed the task yet should allow as much time as possible to reduce their own stress and avoid last-minute technical glitches.

Once Managing Brokers have completed their continuing education requirements, they should gather information to renew their licenses online, including the personal data and their IDFPR renewal postcards. As part of the process, Managing Brokers will need to verify their names and addresses, and supply either their Social Security Number, date of birth or the PIN number from the postcard.

You’ll also need a valid VISA, Mastercard or Discover card to pay online. Remember, additional service fees will apply for using these cards.

NOTE: Do not wait until the last day to renew your license online. As we all know, there can always be technical difficulties, especially when there are thousands of Managing Brokers trying to renew their license at the same time. Rest assured and renew your license today. Additional FAQs regarding the Managing Broker Renewal.